|Scientific Name:||Chaetodon assarius|
|Species Authority:||Waite, 1905|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Pyle, R. & Myers, R.|
|Reviewer/s:||Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its presence in marine protected areas, presumed large population and no apparent major threats.
|Range Description:||This species is distributed in the eastern Indian Ocean, mostly in the subtropical and temperate waters of Western Australia, from Montebelo Islands to Recherche Archipelago (Steene 1978). It has been recorded at depths of 1-40 m. Records from Bali, Indonesia, are probably misidentifications of C. guentheri (Allen et al. 1998).|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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It is generally common with stable populations (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).
|Habitat and Ecology:||Populations are associated with coral and rocky reefs. This species forms aggregations that feed on algae and zooplankton (Steene 1978).|
There appear to be no major threats to this species.
There appear to be no species specific conservation measures in place. This species is believed to be present within a number of marine protected areas.
|Citation:||Pyle, R. & Myers, R. 2010. Chaetodon assarius. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2013.|
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